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Vural publishes cover article with graduate student Uppal in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Vural publishes cover article with graduate student Uppal in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Author: Shelly Goethals

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From subcellular structures to ecological communities, life is organized in compartments and modules specialized to perform only specific tasks, and not others. How does this division of labor come about, and what determines if species cooperate in a specialized or generalized fashion?

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Jonathan Morgan finalist in Biophysical Society’s Art of Science image contest

Jonathan Morgan finalist in Biophysical Society’s Art of Science image contest

Author: Cheryl Schairer

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A human T lymphocyte viewed by scanning electron microscopy

A single powerful image can tell a story, explain an experiment, spur discussion or capture a remarkable element of nature.

Reflecting the importance of images to scientific communication, for the past decade the Biophysical Society

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Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

There are more bacteria in our mouths than the population of people on the planet, and no matter how clean our houses are, they’re brimming with various types of these micro-organisms. Still, despite bacteria’s ubiquitous influence, there’s so much that scientists do not know about them, according to University of Notre Dame chemist Shahriar Mobashery.

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Director's Message, Winter 2020

Director's Message, Winter 2020

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Phillip L. “Pete” Stack,

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While I was working on my Master’s degree, diligently investigating the effects of ozone-induced free radicals on the structure and function of key proteinase inhibitors that prevent oxidative damage to lung tissue, my father was rapidly losing his battle with lung cancer. Phillip Leo ‘Pete’ Stack (Notre Dame class of 1951) did not really have much of a chance at survival in 1986, as the 5-year survival rate for lung cancer was only 13%. Pete joined the unlucky 83% who did not last anywhere near 5 years, and our family watched helplessly as this robust, hilarious, and highly cantankerous 6’6” tall 58-year-old transformed into a skeletal, bald, and weak shadow prior to his death. …

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Graduate students encouraged to apply to new fellowship program to advance research and communication skills

Graduate students encouraged to apply to new fellowship program to advance research and communication skills

Author: Brandi Wampler

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the Graduate School have launched a year-long fellowship program that aims to help students accelerate their dissertations, develop their research communication skills, and cultivate professional and scholarly networks, all within the context of a vibrant and supportive intellectual community.

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Notre Dame announces the Center for Network and Data Science

Notre Dame announces the Center for Network and Data Science

Author: Brandi Wampler

At the University of Notre Dame, the Center for Network and Data Science (CNDS) – formerly known as the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) – brings together faculty and other researchers to generate fundamental transformative advances in artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and network science with interdisciplinary applications in biological sciences, neuroscience, molecular synthesis, health and wellbeing, network science, foundations of computing, physical and transportation systems, and social systems. 

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Ptasinska appointed Editor-in-Chief of European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics (EPJD)

Author: Shelly Goethals

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The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics (EPJD) has announced that Prof Sylwia Ptasinska of the University of Notre Dame has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief for EPJ

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Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

A paper published in 2017 from M. Sharon Stack, the Anne F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a featured article in the special virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that highlights cancer research. 

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Notre Dame's infrastructure for machine learning to be expanded

Notre Dame's infrastructure for machine learning to be expanded

Author: Cheryl Schairer

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Biophysics faculty members, Jun Li, associate professor in the department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics and Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, are two of four College of Science faculty members awarded a two-year grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF), that will establish the creation of a pool of new computer nodes dedicated to providing researchers with new high performance technology for quicker speeds.

The University of Notre Dame is bolstering cyberinfrastructure that will support greater access to machine learning.

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